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Application of Consumer Credit Reporting Reform Act of 1996 to Presidential Nomination and Appointment Process


Section 2403(b)(3) of the Consumer Credit Reporting Reform Act of 1996, which requires persons “using a consumer report for employment purposes” to notify the consumer prior to taking any “adverse action” based on the report, does not apply to the process used by the President in considering individuals for nomination and appointment.

Updated July 9, 2014